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"You don't need the extra 2 cups of cheese. You also add in the bread crumbs just before you put it in the oven. Add them last and mix it up in the pan before you put it in the casserole. Also sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top after you remove it from the oven. I added a LB of ground beef to the casserole and it came out delicious. "- Tonio909
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Cook the macaroni in boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender but still firm.
Drain well and set aside. In a deep skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour to make a roux and cook, stirring, to remove any lumps. Pour in the milk and cook until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 2 cups Cheddar and continue to cook until melted. Add the cooked macaroni and stir. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the casserole from oven, top with remaining 1/2-cup cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until hot and bubbly.
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Iluvjon4eva26 7 months agoIt was ok...
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MinnaB 8 months agoGood mac n cheese
FortunaFaythe 8 months agoTasted amazing! Thank you for this wonderful base recipe. You can add anything to this recipe!
jsnyder86 8 months agopretty basic mac and cheese nothing fancy, I put bacon in mine and used the bacon drippings instead of butter. Its good for what it is, ya know?
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Jillmaican 1 year agoAwesome r tasted great
Kandicelyons 1 year agoThe best Mac and cheese I've ever had ;)
MrsJackson10 1 year agoAbsolutely amazing! DELICIOUS great recipe
Summer73 1 year agoThe best Mac n Cheese ever!
ashlynncathcart 1 year agoDelicious! And the first mac n cheese recipe that has turned out perfectly for me.
Tonio909 1 year agoYou don't need the extra 2 cups of cheese. You also add in the bread crumbs just before you put it in the oven. Add them last and mix it up in the pan before you put it in the casserole. Also sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top after you remove it from the oven. I added a LB of ground beef to the casserole and it came out delicious.
KristenW11 1 year agoThis was really great. I found that a little less milk and a little more flour and cheese makes it a perfect amount of cheesy. But all together, so yummy!
2cookbetter 1 year agoMade this for a christmas party for work 25 people. They loved it. Had no left overs.
Stewdebaker 2 years agoIt's okay. Directions left out the other two cups of cheese and bread crumbs.
cjb4519 3 years agoThere are 2 things I don?t understand about this recipe; first, what happens to the other 2 cups of cheese? and second, when do you add breadcrumbs?
gweberjr 4 years ago[I posted this recipe.]